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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - England - Understanding Zooarchaeology I, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Europe - England - Understanding Zooarchaeology I, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2013-06-14
Start Date 2013-06-17
End Date 2013-06-19

Multiple Sessions N/A
Multiple Session information

N/A


Archaeology Field School Location

Department of Archaeology,
The University of Sheffield,
Northgate Hose,
West Street,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire,
UK



Archaeology Field School Tuition

£180/£120 (concession)


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

We have arranged rooms for course participants in local student residences. Both rooms and small self-contained apartments are available. All rooms have a private bath and some have access to shared kitchen. All residences are in the city center, just a short walk or bus/tram ride from the department. Buildings have 24 hour access and wired internet. Prices start at £120 for one week, £220 for two. Please contact Angela (a.trentacoste@sheffield.ac.uk) for more information or to book!


Archaeology Field School Travel
N/A

Archaeology Field School Description


Participants will begin to develop the skills necessary to:

• Recognise special/unusual faunal deposits and understand the principles of excavating animal bones.

• Care for and store bones after excavation.

• Identify different species from their bones and teeth.

• Age and sex bones.

• Recognize taphonomy, butchery and pathology.

• Understand how zooarchaeological material is analysed and quantified.

• Interpret site reports and zooarchaeological literature.

There will be ample opportunity during the course to ask questions and discuss the issues raised during each day. However, if you have a particular area of interest that you would like us to cover in more detail, please let us know when you register for the course.

Day 1

Lectures
• Introduction: What is zooarchaeology
• Excavating animal bones
• What can body parts tell us?
• Identifying animal bones

Practical sessions
• Tour of the reference collection
• Types of bone
• Skeletal anatomy
• Identifying animal bones

Day 2

Lectures
• Identifying animal bones
• Ageing animals

Practical sessions
• Identifying animal bones
• Bone fusion practical
• Ageing by tooth eruption and wear

Day 3

Lectures
• Bone modification
• Sexing and biometry
• Counting bones
• Understanding a bone report

Practical sessions
• Bone recording
• Sheep/goat biometry
• Quantification

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Laboratory based


Time Period

N/A


Field School Setting/Conditions

Laboratory, based in a university department in Sheffield city centre.


How is the project area accessed each day

Via reception at our main entrance.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm.


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
>2 years
Is there a professional certification for this field school

Formally approved by the University of Sheffield


Directors and Instructors

Dr. Umberto Albarella

Dr. Sarah Viner

Dr. Kim Vickers

Dr. Silvia Valenzuela

Dr. Hannah Russ

Angela Trentacoste

Elizabeth Wright

Lenny Salvagno


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Recognise special/unusual faunal deposits and understand the principles of excavating animal bones.

• Care for and store bones after excavation.

• Identify different species from their bones and teeth.

• Age and sex bones.

• Recognize taphonomy, butchery and pathology.

• Understand how zooarchaeological material is analysed and quantified.

• Interpret site reports and zooarchaeological literature.


On rain days will there be lab work?

Yes!


Will there be additional organized activities?

There will possibly be an extra trip to sites of local osteological interest on the weekend of the 22nd/23rd June.


Will there be additional organized activities?

No


Is travel restriced during free time?

No.



Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/research/zooarchaeology-lab/short-course

Field School Contact Information



Dr. Umberto Albarella,
Department of Archaeology,
The University of Sheffield,
Northgate Hose,
West Street,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire,
UK

++441142222943



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